Barefoot Leadership
Follow
1.6K views | +4 today
Barefoot Leadership
Models of transformational, authentic and collaborative leadership
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Professor Jill Jameson from PEOPLE BUILDING
Scoop.it!

10 Simple Truths Smart People Forget

10 Simple Truths Smart People Forget | Barefoot Leadership | Scoop.it
Some of the smartest people I know continuously struggle to get ahead because they forget to address a few simple truths that collectively govern our potential to make progress. So here’s a quick reminder:

 

#1 – Education and intelligence accomplish nothing without action.
It doesn’t matter if you have a genius IQ and a PhD in Quantum Physics, you can’t change anything or make any sort of real-world progress without taking action. There’s a huge difference between knowing how to do something and actually doing it. Knowledge and intelligence are both useless without action. It’s as simple as that. For some practical guidance on taking action, I highly recommend The Now Habit.

 

#2 – Happiness and success are two different things.
I know an extremely savvy businesswoman who made almost a million dollars online last year. Every entrepreneur I know considers her to be wildly successful. But guess what? A few days ago, out of the blue, she told me that she’s depressed...

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/JDTk5T


Via Martin Gysler
more...
Slavica Bogdanov's comment, May 26, 2012 9:47 AM
Once again a great one, thanks!
Martin Gysler's comment, May 27, 2012 6:06 AM
You're welcome Slavica :)
Rescooped by Professor Jill Jameson from SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about!
Scoop.it!

Beyond Blogging: Facing Up to Your Long-term Future

Beyond Blogging: Facing Up to Your Long-term Future | Barefoot Leadership | Scoop.it

Blogging is like this picture, full of colors and flavors. Find yours is essential and vital if you want to do your business in this area. [note mg]

 

What happened to all the railroads? Have you ever pondered that question?


In the 1800s, the railroad industry in the U.S. was booming. New businesses were sprouting up every year, and inventors were creating newer and more efficient locomotives. First it was steam, then it was petrol, then it was diesel. Times were good, and America had a bright, rail-based future.

 

So what happened? Why isn’t the country blanketed in rail routes and why doesn’t everyone hop on the metro-line in front of their house each day to go to work? Today, the railroad companies are a shell of what they once were. Why? Because the automobile came along and ran them into the ground.

 

But did this have to happen?

 

No. There were things railroad companies could have done to cater to the people who made their businesses possible, but instead they dug in their heels and said, “We’re in the railroad business,” and they stayed the course.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/yHZ2hK


Via Martin Gysler
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Professor Jill Jameson from SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about!
Scoop.it!

WordPress Tutorial: 12 Websites You Probably Didn’t Know You Can Build With WordPress

WordPress Tutorial: 12 Websites You Probably Didn’t Know You Can Build With WordPress | Barefoot Leadership | Scoop.it
Discover these 12 *unusual* uses of the popular WordPress platform and build a plethora of creative websites using simple plugins.

 

WordPress is the preferred blogging platform for over 35 million bloggers, and this WordPress Tutorial will show you some very interesting (yet uncommon) ways to use WordPress. Although the majority of users choose WordPress’ easy-to-use software for blogging, its power extends far beyond building blogs and static websites. In fact, with over 12,000 plugins available today, you can make your WordPress site do virtually anything you can imagine (well…. except for maybe cutting your grass)!

 

Not only is it dynamic and capable of doing what you want, WordPress plugins do exactly what they are described to do and “plug right in to your WordPress blog”. This means that with simple configurations a world of opportunity is open to even the most basic user. To get your creative juices flowing, we’ve put together a list of our favorite uncommon uses of WordPress.

 

Read  more: http://blog.freeblogfactory.com/12-websites-you-can-build-with-wordpress/


Via Martin Gysler
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Professor Jill Jameson from PEOPLE BUILDING
Scoop.it!

100 Days with No Goals

100 Days with No Goals | Barefoot Leadership | Scoop.it

I have lived the last 100 days with no goals. And I have never been happier or more content in my life.

 

When I met Leo four months ago — two-thousand miles from my home in Dayton, Ohio — he said there were three things that significantly changed his life: establishing habits he enjoyed, simplifying his life, and living with no goals.

 

I was already living the first two: I had established my pleasurable habits, I had simplified my life. But it was difficult for me to grasp the “no goals” thing. The thought of living a life with no goals sounded insane to me — it was counterintuitive, it was scary, it went against almost everything I had ever learned about productivity.


Via Martin Gysler
more...
Martin Gysler's comment, December 12, 2011 2:31 PM
Hi Chuck! No, not really. I think we have many good tools, like Scoop.it, to do a great job in this area. But if you have seen an interesting articel about this matter, I'm interested to read it! Cheers! Martin
Martin Gysler's comment, December 12, 2011 3:27 PM
I left this message on your blog:

Hi Chuck,

An interesting and logical analysis (for me) about the business and balance (I like the posts from Darren Hardy and also quotes from Jim Rohn).

Of course, the world in general is not really interested that we take care of this matter, because the mentality of most people (often the high-level management included) is very poor in this area.

I am interested in this life approach for a long time and I look all the time for ideas to improve my skills in this area.

A friend of mine has created a website where he talks about this kind of approach to life (http://happinesscircle.net/TheHappinessCircle.html) take a look at it, maybe this will interest you.

Cheers and a great week.
Martin
Martin Gysler's comment, December 12, 2011 3:29 PM
Chuck, I forget to say that your post is excellent and that I'll set it on my scoop.it in the next days... :-)